Getting a 3DS...

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by ShadowFyre, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. ShadowFyre
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    Got some questions! Here's my dilemma. I absolutely do not want an XL because I like the original portability and size of the 3DS. My sister has a launch 3DS and the hinge seems pretty loose in that it is easily swayed by gravity unless it clicks, and has a pretty big click when actually in the correct position. Her 3DS is black, and frankly I want a black 3DS too. However, I thought she'd like having a purple 3DS instead of the one she bought, meaning that I would buy the purple 3DS and I'd trade with her. OR I could just buy a new black 3DS. Either way, will the new 3DS have a yellow tint or better hinge with less scratching of the front screen? If the new 3DS has a yellow tint, does it really fade away after a while?

    Also, WHAT GAME SHOULD I GET FIRST.
     
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    No, the original 3DS was not designed very well the screen scratches when you close the system, the battery life sucks, it hurts your hands to hold if you don't have kiddie hands, hinges are loose, and the 3D effect is to hard to find on the small screen. The 3DS XL is better in every way so i would go with that, I mean the only things better on the original 3DS is louder speakers (not necessary) and it's just more portable. 3DSXL now comes in black aswell FYI
     
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    So do newer original 3DSes have a yellow tint? Will it go away? And are the hinges fixed/less screen scratching
     
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    I just said no lol the screen scratching & loose hinges are still there and i dont know what your talking about yellow tint i never had any yellow tint on my 3ds or 3dsxl
     
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    If I buy a refurbished 3DS from gamestop will it include these modifications?
     
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    I dont now what your taking about 3DS XL screen scratches was fixed but the original 3ds models still scratch the screens. They didn't change anyythng about the original model 3ds
     
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    no. no it isn't if it is why does my 3ds still scratch itself(bought new shortly before 3dsXL release. which at hat time the issue was know for a good while)
     
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    I work at BestBuy (BIG NORTH AMERICAN RETAILER) 3DS models have not been improved. Even the midnight purple colour still has the same issue.
     
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    Impulse bought a Gamestop Refurbished Zelda Edition 3DS for $160.